Klamath River

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
9 am
2.59/2070 ↑
7 30 year
9 am
/1310 ↑
7 30 year
9 am
4.58/1460 ↓
7 30 year

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Pupa

Size 12-18 Soft Hackle, , Deep Sparkle Pupa. Body: tan, green; Shroud: tan

Riffles, runs, just below riffles: surface swing, shallow nymph

Adult

Size 12-18 Goddard Caddis, X Caddis, Parachute Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis. Body: brown, green, dark gray; Wing: tan, brown

Egg-layer

Size 12-18 Diving Caddis, Soft Hackle. Body: brown; Wing: black

Riffles, current seams, backeddies below riffles: surface swing, shallow nymph, rising nymph

Green caddis and spotted caddis will be hatching in the Frain Ranch section near the California border.

Nymph

Size 6-8 Kaufmanns Stonefly, Rubber Legs. Tan, yellow-tan

Riffles, moderate-fast runs; just below these: indicator, tight line

Adult

Bankwater near foilage: standard dry fly, skating

Nymph

Size 6-10 Kaufmanns Stonefly, Rubber Legs. Black, chocolate brown

Riffles, moderate-fast runs; just below these: indicator, tight line

Adult

Bankwater near foilage: standard dry fly

► The water between Boyle Dam and the powerhouse can have very productive salmonfly and golden stonefly hatches.

► In the Keno stretch, use large, heavy flies, such as purple or black Rubber Legs. Use trout indicator tactics and drift your fly near the bottom between rocks, along current seams, and into mini-eddies. Take lots of flies.

► The Frain Ranch section (near the California border) has a strong salmonfly hatch.

Adult

Size 2-8 Muddler, Woolly Bugger, Clouser Minnow, Possie Bugger. Browns, olives, silver, greens

Lakes; rivers over gravel and cobble, undercut banks: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift, deep swing

Trout


► Expect hatches of little yellow stoneflies near the end of the month.

► Trout in the Frain Ranch section (near the California border) seem to prefer nymphs with a bit of color, such as a bright head or bit of orange yarn in the thorax.

► The Keno stretch--between Keno Dam and Boyle Reservoir--closes June 15. Until then, it offers good numbers of 14-18 inch rainbows, and not a few trout around five pounds. It can be a steep hike into the canyon, but the rewards can be worth it. The best fishing is when the output from Keno Dam is under 1,000-1,200 cfs.
Klamath Falls

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